How to candle outdoors

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kristenm1975, May 19, 2009.

  1. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I have a gold-laced wyandotte sitting on 11 store-bought fertile eggs and would love to know if anything is happening in there. She got them on the 6th, so I would think there would be growth if there's going to be any.

    My question is how do I candle them since I don't want to remove them from the nest for more than a minute or so, in case she suddenly returns and I have to try to put it back under her. She's a very growly, aggressive broody and I'd risk losing fingers and/or eyes trying anything with her eggs while she's sitting on them.

    I can open up the egg box and sneak a few out, but not going away from the nest. How should I check for life?

  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    hmmm do you have a shed or anything close, put some in an empty carton take them to shed house what not and candle them?

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